Thursday, December 2, 2010
How does American Policy towards the Middle East affect the entire World?
The Middle East is a strategic location where three continents meet. Not only that, but the Middle East is the worlds’ largest exporter of oil which is vital to the world economy. Thus nations around the world are greatly affected by the situations concerning the Middle East. For example, whenever, there is a crisis in the Middle East that hurts oil transportation then the oil price throughout the world increases. This case can be seen during the Persian Gulf War where due to the war, oil price throughout the world skyrocketed. Also one can see that the Islamists heinous acts around the world are influenced by the situations in their countries. Moreover, the Middle East has significant cultural importance to people, where Christianity, Judaism, and Islam originated. Middle East is a location that holds economic, political, and cultural significance to the world.